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Stage Fright 1966 Polish A1 Film Poster, Freudenreich

‘Original’, 'inventive' and ‘alternative’ are terms which we could be accused of overusing in our description of Polish posters… however the posters continue to justify those accolades. The artwork for Hitchcock's 50s Stage Fright is yet another wonderful example. 1 across, 7 letters.. .Amazing!

The end of the Second World War marked the dawn of a new period in the development of Polish poster art, which became known as the Polish School of Posters. The recently installed Communist regime began commissioning artists to design posters not only with social and political messages, but also, and more prominently, to promote the many aspects of the government-run (Ministry of Art and Culture) cultural media: concerts, exhibitions, film, jazz, opera, theatre, etc. and the circus (cyrk in Polish). The artists were instructed to reject Western values in their posters and were to follow rules about appropriate messaging, but other than that, they had complete artistic freedom. This resulted in some truly unique and bold designs, chock-full with individual personality, wit and subversive commentary. Heavy in metaphors and symbolism and executed in a painterly fashion with handcrafted typography the posters of the Polish School of Posters significantly influenced the international development of graphic design. The highly original designs remain contemporary to this day and continue to gain appreciation.

Actual poster size is 23 x 33 1/4 inches.

Year 1966 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish A1 (23 x 33 inches)
Style -
Art by     Marek Freudenreich
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent/Near Mint
Condition Details Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat a long time and fold line barely noticeable. Will be sent rolled. Little nick/paper-loss top right border. Pin-hole top left corner. Little creases on fold. Paper darkened with age and some foxing. Fabulous condition for its age.

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